Kachin State government helps send Rakhine migrant workers home

Rakhine migrant workers prepare to return home.
Rakhine migrant workers prepare to return home.

Kachin State government had to help send 508 migrant workers form Rakhine State back home and the train carrying them stopped at Mohnyin railway station on 29 June.
Thousands of migrant workers from Rakhine State worked in Kachin State and they have difficulty going back home as they have lost their jobs.
Mohnyin District Administrator U Aung Soe Moe, Township Administrator U Kyaw Swa Aung, members of the township development affairs committee and the township supporting committee warmly greeted the returning Rakhine nationals and provided them with lunch boxes for 600 people, drinking water bottles and snacks.
“They arrived here three years ago to work in banana, rubber and dragon fruit plantations owned by the Chinese but a lot of Chinese workers came to Myanmar in recent years and the Rakhine workers were laid off,” said a 40-year old Rakhine national from Minbya on the train.

 

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